The Australian Government recently celebrated Threatened Species Day by announcing 19 new grants, worth more than $3 million to help community groups fight extinction.
Delivered through the National Landcare Program, one of these projects, “Restoring the Regent Honeyeater: implementing both cutting edge science and well proven conservation practices to turn the recovery trajectory for the species” will be undertaking activities in the electorate of Calare.
Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee, welcomed the investment and said many residents in the Calare community hold a strong attachment to our unique native species.
“I am delighted to announce that Birdlife Australia will be receiving $249,570 of funding under the Threatened Species Recovery Fund which will support activities in Calare,” Mr Gee said.
“This Government investment will help these fantastic organisations to deliver outcomes that will help secure the future of threatened native species in our community.
“I look forward to seeing the benefits this project will bring to our native species and our environment as a whole – for our community to enjoy,” Mr Gee said.
“This funding will enable satellite tracking so we can learn more about the regent honeyeater’s movements. Key partners from the national recovery team and community members from other organisations will also work on habitat planting, restoration and fencing to protect the landscape for the species,” Mr Gee added.
Since the appointment of the Threatened Species Commissioner in 2014, the Turnbull Government has invested more than $228 million into more than 1,000 projects that are supporting the recovery of our native threatened species.
For more information on the projects funded, please visit: http://nrm.gov.au/national/threatened-species-recovery-fund